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Library Orientation

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Library Orientation

  1. 1. Library Introduction Library Mission: To support student learning To support student research
  2. 2. What is The Library for? To support student learning To support student research05/03/12 2
  3. 3. To support classroom learning When you’re having trouble in a class, drop by the library to find materials that will explain the subject in a different way, or offer more information05/03/12 3
  4. 4. To support student research The Library has books, magazine articles and DVDs/videos that provide material for research The Library has APA and MLA style manuals to help you cite sources properly when you conduct research for a class05/03/12 4
  5. 5. Examples The Library has videos on math, accounting, physics, criminal justice and animation The Library has books on:  College reading  College writing  Test-taking  Study Skills05/03/12 5
  6. 6. And .. Books on Science Fiction The History of Animation How to Prepare for the Police exam How to Create a Portfolio How to Interview How to write resumes and cover letters How to apply for private scholarship aid05/03/12 6
  7. 7. Why is research important? For many reasons:  Doing research well helps create a better paper or presentation  Doing research well is an opportunity to practice a skill that will be important in your career and in your life  Writing papers and making presentations develops spoken and written communication skills05/03/12 7
  8. 8. Library Resources Books Magazines DVDs/Videos Data Bases InterLibrary Loan AskAway Illinois Computers Scanner05/03/12 8
  9. 9. Magazines Business  AdWeek  Barron’s  Business 2.0  Crain’s Chicago Business  Fast Company  Forbes  Fortune  Sales & Marketing Management05/03/12 9
  10. 10. Magazines 2 Criminal Justice  Criminal Justice Ethics  Criminology  Criminology and Public Policy  Law And Order  Police05/03/12 10
  11. 11. Magazines 3 Construction Management  Builder  Professional Builder05/03/12 11
  12. 12. Magazines 4 Graphic Design  Animation  Communication Arts  Dynamic Graphics  Game Developer  Game Informer  Graphic Arts Monthly  ID: International Design  Inside PhotoShop  Inside InDesign  Print05/03/12 12
  13. 13. Magazines 5 Medical Assisting  CMA Today  Nursing Made Incredibly Easy05/03/12 13
  14. 14. Magazines 6 Technology  Information Systems Security  Linux Journal  MacLife  MacWorld  PC World  Windows IT Pro  Wired05/03/12 14
  15. 15. Magazines 7 General Education  Discover  Popular Science  Psychology Today  Time  Smithsonian  Writer’s Digest05/03/12 15
  16. 16. More about Databases Ebsco Host ProQuest LexisNexis Encyclopaedia Britannica Corbis (image library) MadCad (online building codes) netLibrary05/03/12 16
  17. 17. A word about The Library web site Library.westwood.edu Portal to The Library’s online catalog Portal to the Online Article Databases and netLibrary Database tutorials are available on the web site Login ID: CHD Password: chd05/03/12 17
  18. 18. Company Research The Library has extensive company research resources:  Books  Magazines:  AdWeek, Business 2.0, FastCompany, Forbes, Fortune, Sales & Marketing Management  Databases:  ABI/Inform, part of ProQuest  Business Interface Searching  Business Source Elite, part of Ebsco Host  Company Dossier, a feature of LexisNexis05/03/12 18
  19. 19. When will you use The Library?Hopefully, all the time! But at least: PDC 111– Success Strategies  2 hours – Library Instruction Sociology 111  Paper: requires 25 sources For Career Development books For information on private scholarship sources05/03/12 19
  20. 20. How to come out ahead ASK FOR HELP! My role is to help you access library resources  Please ask me! What’s great about The Library?  Asking for help can save a lot of time!05/03/12 20

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